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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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Iran’s leaders and Trump say they don’t want war

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

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Automated checkout technology brings the end of cashier lines at some stores

Convenience stores could become even more convenient by getting rid of lines to check out at a cash register. Instead, shoppers who have their credit cards on file will scan items with the store's app and drop them into a bag -- as customers alr...

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This Week's lesson:

Trump raises taxes on Chinese imports


President Donald Trump increased tariffs on on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10 percent to 25 percent as trade talks broke down, and he has threatened to levy 25 percent tariffs on an additional $325 billion worth of goods that are not ...

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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This week's word in the news: DETENTION

DEFINITION:

Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune -- 05/20/2019

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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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“Discovering You,” is an original video series celebrating the careers of engineers who are inspiring the next generation. The 20-part series, complete with tailored lesson plans, will roll out every Monday with 5 new videos over the next 4 weeks.

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Are we fueling a great extinction?

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NASA's Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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